Supporting People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Helplines 07401811582, 07450002289
Lifeworks Staffordshire is a charity that supports people on the Autistic Spectrum from the age of 14. Lifeworks was established in 2006 by Louise Zandian who is our CEO. Lifeworks received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services in 2012.
We understand from our own experiences, knowledge, and professional training, that being on the Autistic Spectrum has many challenges for those on the spectrum and their families.
To support marginalised people 14+ with an average IQ with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Tourette's Syndrome, mostly with mental ill health and their carers to find a sustainable lifestyle.
Lifeworks liaise with a number of local organisations including: @21, North Staffs Carers, Alice Charity, Our Space, Job Centre, SAAS, NSAAA, Healthwatch and PEGIS.
Updates and the latest information about Lifeworks Staffordshire
Thank you to everyone who donated and shared to our crowdfunders.
Providing Essential Services raised £1660.
Befriending 4U raised £549.
Lifeworks office is currently closed for all appointments and social groups.
Sue is doing a monthly carer group on Zoom.
Janet is doing a monthly client group on Zoom.
Please contact us for more information.
StokeonTrentTogether - Community Support Network https://corona19.vast.org.uk/ 0800 561 5610
Website: Realise Foundation - Individuals Requiring Assistance
Call: 01782 717717 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Calls outside of these hours will be dealt with as soon as possible.
Staffordshire County Council
https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/environment/coronavirus.cfm The South Staffordshire COVID-19 helpline is now open daily, including weekends, from 9am to 5pm. Tel: 01902 696499 Email: Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org
National Autistic Society:
LCC (Lifeworks Community Computers)
Lifeworks Community Computers was started by Mike Gibson to support people on the Autistic Spectrum, by carrying out repairs and upgrades to computers, teaching clients and carers how to use and build them, as well as supplying computers to the members of Lifeworks.
Unfortunately, Lifeworks have had no choice but to close this service due to moving into a much smaller premises.
Most of the equipment in the LCC was donated to The Community Recycling Consortium https://www.crccic.co.uk/ but some of it was sold on to clients or members of the public.
If you would like help with your computer, device or console for example:
Help with Apps
Please contact Simeon on 07495563202 and we will see if we can help you. We ask for a donation for our help and advice and you will have to pay for any replacement parts we have to order. If you struggle to get out of the house Simeon may be able to come to your house to help you.
Lifeworks has a computer that is available to use if you need access to a computer and don't have one or if you need help with filling in on-line forms.
Open Day 2019
Lifeworks had a fantastic open day on the 15th February 2019. The mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme Gill Heesom came to officially open Lifeworks at our new premises in Merrial Street, Newcastle.
Our CEO Louise Zandian, our staff, trustees, volunteers and some of our clients and carers came along to support us, as well as professionals from the Autism Assessment Service, Job Centre Plus, N-u-L Council, Staffs University, North Staffs Carers Association, The Dyslexia Association and Radio Stoke.
The main purpose of the event was to network and introduce Lifeworks to new people and professionals and advertise ourselves through Radio Stoke. There was a buffet and cake, prosecco, and a raffle to raise funds.
Louise Zandian donated the cake and prosecco to celebrate the opening. The buffet was sponsored by Morrison's Goose St, Adbeck Fabrications LTD and Prestige Roofing & Building Services.
Some of our volunteers, carers and clients donated items to the raffle.
£86 was raised for Lifeworks which will go directly to us and will be used to help our clients.
Lifeworks would like to thank all who attended, donated & helped to organise this event as well as Gill Heesom for opening Lifeworks & Radio Stoke.
Christmas fundraiser Friday 6th December
Thanks to all who organised, attended and donated to us.
Lifeworks would like to thank Carl Greatbatch for his birthday fundraiser, Keele University volunteers, Leek Cycling Club, Morrisons Collection, Stoke-on-Trent Rep Theatre, Boogie Night, Sponsored Run and Walk volunteers, Leek Carers, Leek Rotary, Asda, Tesco, Holy Trinity Church, Co-op, Sponsored Swim volunteers, Gritstone Walk volunteers, Newcastle Lions, and to all those who attend and donate to us and take part in our open day fundraisers.